Indian fashion photographer Raj Shetye has come under fire for a photoshoot that invokes a woman getting gang raped on a bus. According to BuzzFeed, Shetye released the editorial project “The Wrong Turn” to sharing site Behance. The shoot features a woman alone on a bus and trying to escape from several men. Shetye says […]

Adding to the list of violent crimes against women in India in the past two weeks, a woman was allegedly raped in a police station. News of the rape comes as another woman was found hanging from a tree on Thursday in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh. Police say they suspect the woman was raped before being […]

On Thursday, a senior politician from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party made some pretty offensive comments about sexual assault that no doubt perpetuates the prevalent rape culture in India. Babulal Gaur, the minister responsible for law and order in Madhya Pradesh, reportedly defended rape when he said this: “Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” The controversial remarks come at a time […]

After coming forward about her struggles with addiction and depression in December, Chiara de Blasio, daughter of NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, penned an essay for xoJane about her road to recovery. “I practice gratitude by counting my blessings; no matter what’s wrong, there’s always something right. I try to make myself proud and give […]

Twenty-four men in India were jailed on Friday for raping a 16-year-old who was kidnapped 18 years ago. One of the men was sentenced to life and 23 others were given varying prison terms. The victim, who has not been identified, was abducted in 1996 and assaulted in homes, hotels, cars and public buses by the […]

Four men have been convicted of gang-raping a 22-year-old photographer in Mumbai last August in an abandoned mill compound. A fifth is being tried in juvenile court. Mohammed Salim Ansari, Siraj Rehmat Khan, Vijay Mohan Jadhav and Mohammed Kasim Hafeez Shaikh, also known as Kasim Bangali, who were aged between 18 and 27 at the time […]

A 20-year-old woman in India is recovering in the hospital after being raped by at least 10 members of a kangaroo court in a Birbhum village as punishment for having an affair with a young man from another community. The assault, which occurred Monday and carried over into Tuesday morning, left the woman in critical […]

A 16-year-old rape victim is dead in India after friends of her rapists allegedly set her on fire for going to the police. Indian authorities have filed murder charges against two individuals for the December 23 incident, after the victim succumbed to her injuries and passed away on New Years Eve. Police suspect that the […]

Here’s a shocking fact regarding sexual assault in India. The December 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi that gripped the nation fortunately resulted in convictions for the perpetrators. Sadly, however, out of 706 cases of rape in Delhi, it was the only one that got that far. What’s just as disheartening […]

In the wake of a number of high-profile rape cases that have caused widespread protests across India, a top police official made a rape remark that suggests he supports rape culture – outraging women across the country. Speaking at a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalize gambling, Central Bureau of Investigation chief […]

Four of the men who gang-raped and brutally beat a medical student in the Indian capital of Delhi last December have been found guilty. Now, they face the death penalty over the gruesome bus attack that left the 23-year-old mutilated and suffering for weeks before her tragic death. Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur and […]

Rape culture in India has claimed another victim, this time, a 4-year-old little girl. The girl, who was raped and dumped near a crematorium in central India, died on Monday evening from cardiac arrest, hospital authorities say. She was the daughter of day laborers and was lured from her home in the town of Ghansor […]